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Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels

On the Job


Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels operate ships that take cargo and people over water. These ships travel to and from foreign parts of the ocean, to domestic ports along the coast, and along the country's main inland waterways.

Physical Demands   

This career requires good eyesight.


Typical Work Tasks

People who work in this career often:

Typical Working Conditions


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